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Blue on Blue Ground (Pitt Poetry)

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Winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize

Blue on Blue Ground is about the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession—how what we want redeems and isolates us (and is sometimes used against us).  These poems are artful yet accessible, lyrical yet direct, strange but recognizable.

Smith’s relentless self-examination, fear, sense of humor, and vulnerability are all laid to bare in crisp, precise language. From lonely observations, bizarre medical fascinations, emotion, loss, and honesty, Blue on Blue Ground constructs its internal and external worlds.

The metaphorical city is also a “body,” a place of exile and restoration, a symbol of hope, a catalyst for connection.  The urban landscape is often the background for the moment or is the moment itself—the world looked at and sorted into words.

Though at times dark, there’s love to be found. Perhaps it’s what drives this collection, colors its observations, and leads it to finally announce: “Someone is putting the world back together.”  <I>Blue on Blue Ground</I> wants to look at absolutely everything and believes that complete exploration of the physical and mental selves—fears and desires—is the key to moving and being completely alive in the material world.

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Winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. These poems are about the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession--how what we want redeems and isolates us, and is sometimes used against us. They are artful yet accessible, lyrical yet direct, strange but recognizable.Winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. These poems are about the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession--how what we want redeems and isolates us, and is sometimes used against us. They are artful yet accessible, lyrical yet direct, strange but recognizable.

Synopsis:

Winner of 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.

These artful, yet accessible poems are concerned with the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession—how what we want redeems and isolates us.  They urge complete exploration of one’s physical and mental selves as a means to remain alive in the material world.

About the Author

Aaron Smith is the author of What's Required, winner of the 2003 Frank O'Hara Award Chapbook Contest.  His work has appeared in many publications including:  Bloom, 5 AM, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, and Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets.  He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822958888
Author:
Smith, Aaron
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.5 x 0.4 in

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"Synopsis" by , Winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. These poems are about the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession--how what we want redeems and isolates us, and is sometimes used against us. They are artful yet accessible, lyrical yet direct, strange but recognizable.Winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. These poems are about the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession--how what we want redeems and isolates us, and is sometimes used against us. They are artful yet accessible, lyrical yet direct, strange but recognizable.
"Synopsis" by ,

Winner of 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.

These artful, yet accessible poems are concerned with the body, desire, anxiety, and obsession—how what we want redeems and isolates us.  They urge complete exploration of one’s physical and mental selves as a means to remain alive in the material world.

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